UK wouldn’t officially confirm his addition last week, but a tweet from E.J. Floreal on Monday makes it clear that he will walk on for the basketball team next season.
Floreal, the son of the UK track and field coach Edrick Floreal, tweeted a photo that shows his nameplate (with the No. 24) occupying a spot in the UK locker room.
The 6-foot-5 wing player averaged 11 points per game and was a second-team all-city selection last season at Paul Dunbar. He started his basketball career in California.
Floreal is expected to be one of four walk ons for the Wildcats next season, joining returnees Brian Long, Sam Malone and Tod Lanter. Floreal will be one of nine UK freshmen on the roster.
Fun fact: The last five UK players to wear No. 24 have all been highly touted prospects: Eric Bledsoe, Kelenna Azubuike, Marvin Stone, Antione Walker and Jamal Mashburn.